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#1 of 13 Old 06-05-2001, 03:05 PM - Thead Starter
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Well, it seems that I've not been very good about updating my journal lately! I'm just about out of the 1st trimester, which should be a relief, but now there are new problems.

I guess I should back up. At 10 weeks, I had my first technical prenatal visit and sonogram. They discovered that I was further along than originally suspected, so they changed my due date from 1/2 to 12/26. We saw the heartbeat which gave me an extra boost of confidence.

I also mentioned that I had been exposed to Fifth Disease during my first 6 weeks of pregnancy, so they decided to do an additional blood test to determine if I had contracted the disease. From what I have gathered, Fifth Disease itself is a relatively harmless virus, but it can be fatal to the fetus if contracted by a woman during pregnancy.

I received a phone call today from the OB/GYN telling me that I have in fact tested postive for the disease. I will go in Thursday for a follow up test, which will determine what course of action we take. Hopefully they will find that it was only antibodies to the disease that were detected in my blood. Looks like we'll have to wait and see.

This comes on the heels of a close friend of mine receiving her Triple Screen results back last week which indicated that her baby is carrying Trisomy 18 (which is bad news). She's still waiting for definite results on her follow up, so it's just been a rough few weeks.

I just hope that both tests were wrong and our babies are perfectly health. Fingers crossed!
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Good luck Dawn. I'm praying for you.



PS~ Looks like Jessie was right about her baby "sister" being born at X-mas!
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Dawn,

I hope everything works out for the best!! I will be definatly keeping you and Baby Lloyd in my thoughts and prayers!
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Wow, a rough week is right. I know how scared that you must be with the 5th Disease scare. I was exposed to it while i was pg with Emily. I was hysterical when i found out that a baby that i had been babysitting had it. Luckily i did not have it. The doctor said that most adults had already been exposed to it in their lifetime anyway. I bet that it is just the antibodies in your bloodstream. I am sure that everything will be just fine. I will definately be praying for you though. Take care, Krista.
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I hope and wish and pray that everything is wonderful with you and your baby!! And your friends baby too!
Love and hugs!!
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The good news is that my friend heard back Friday that she is having a healthy baby girl! Whew! One down ... one to go!
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Well that is great news!!! When do you find out your blood test results etc.? Been praying for you.......
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Thank you for all the thoughts and prayers. I have confidence that everything will turn out fine. I should get the test results back next week -- but even if they are positive, it doesn't mean that anything will necessarily happen.

Fingers, toes & all other available body parts crossed!
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Best of luck to you Dawn. I really am praying for you and your baby. Glad to hear good news about your friend!!!
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(((((DAWN)))))

You are in my thoughts and prayers.
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Are you trying to give me a heart attack woman??? What's up? I hope everything is ok, please let us know when you can!! I will keep you in my prayers!!
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Dawn -- everything that can be crossed on me is!!!

{Also -- okay, call me stupid, but what exactly is 5th Disease?}
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Dawn i wish you the best of luck, I hope that God is watching over you and your family and the baby and says this here is a good family, my the child that Dawn is holding stay away from evil.

I will pray for you and keep everything cross also, let us know.

You are in my thoughts.
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